KEO International Consultants

Associate Urban Planner

Job Location(s) Saudi Arabia-Saudi Arabia
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/30/2022 1:39 AM)
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KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 57 years we have led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.


As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 225 International Design Firms; in the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms; and by World Architecture as 50th largest global architecture firm and #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2021 WAS 100 Survey.


We invite you to join us.


Our newest opportunity is for a talented, ambitious Associate Urban Planner to join our allied practice, InSite to fill a key leadership role within KSA.  The Associate Urban Planner will bring a passion for creativity, storytelling, artistry, and positive energy to our growing Riyadh design studio.  The ideal candidate will have strong creative and analytical skills and an ability to confidently lead projects and teams from visioning through project completion.  To be successful, the candidate must be passionate about their role in the future planning and construction of cities. This role will cover a number of design projects but also look to build a team within the Riyadh Studio.


InSite are urban designers, planners and landscape architects who share a love for the craft of designing the built environment and consist of designers from around the world.


Paramount to success within these varied roles will include:


  • Positive and sociable personality with a desire for collaboration.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and the ability to direct the work of others.
  • Demonstrating a detailed understanding of the production techniques, procedures, and standards related to large-scale urban planning projects
  • Manages teams preparing land use plans and development policies for master planning and other urban development and governance projects.
  • Oversees the analysis of factors affecting land use and community development including economic, socio-demographic, legal, political, cultural, physical and environmental.
  • Coordinates with other internal disciplines and manage the activities of outside sub-consultants in the execution of assigned projects.
  • Prepares and presents urban plans and reports to clients and regulators.
  • Prepares technical and financial proposals for designated project opportunities.
  • Participates in business development activities as required.
  • Plans and monitors project staffing levels and utilisation of labour.
  • Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff.
  • Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies.


To be successful in this opportunity, we envision that your career journey to date will include a minimum of 10+ years of relevant experience partnered with a Bachelor’s and Masters degree with some combination of Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Urban Planning. Holding a certification by an internationally recognized professional planning association would be advantageous.

  • Strong understanding of local regulatory requirements for urban planning projects within KSA.
  • Advanced Knowledge of software programs (Revit, CAD, Rhino, Grasshopper, City Engine, Dynamo) would be highly advantageous
  • Fluency in Arabic would be highly advantageous

Please submit your CV and a portfolio which demonstrates your experience and explains your suitability for the role. Please provide an embedded PDF link on your CV covering a maximum of 10 projects.


KEO’s performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its’ contribution to client success wherever we work.

We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially.


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